CT Scanning
An Essie Shearling ram, with a top CT Scan result for UK Suffolks in 2014, was chosen as one of the rams for a project for SRUC to improve the eating quality and production efficiency of home-grown lamb in the UK. He was one of 15 Essie rams CT scanned annually to help us identify rams with superior breeding traits, especially to maximise the yield of muscle and maximise meat to bone ratio (ie even fleshier sheep). In conjunction with ultrasound scanning, this helps us increase the rate of genetic progress of the Essie Flock.